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The British Academy has welcomed 9 Cambridge professors at this year’s Annual General Meeting

Each year the Academy recognises academics for their outstanding research and work across the humanities and social sciences. It represents the counterpart to the Royal Society, which exists to serve the natural sciences.
“The humanities and social sciences celebrate the study of what it means to be human and how we relate to the world around us. They can also help us tackle many of the challenges faced in this country and the world as a whole,” Professor Lord Nicholas Stern, new President of the British Academy, said. “Our new Fellows, from across the UK and world, are world-class experts in the humanities and social sciences and can play a vital role in sustaining the Academy’s activities – helping select researchers and research projects for funding support, contributing to policy reports and speaking at the Academy’s public events.”
The distinguished individuals who join the 900-strong fellowship are:
Professor Richard Hunter, Regius Professor of Greek, Trinity College
Professor Roel Sterckx, Joseph Needham Professor of Chinese History, Science and Civilization, Clare College         
Professor Hans van de Ven, Professor of Modern Chinese History, Department of East Asian Studies, Fellow at St Catharine's College    
Professor Christopher Page, Professor of Medieval Music and Literature, Sidney Sussex College
Professor Gareth Stedman Jones, Director of the Centre for History and Economics, King’s College
Professor John Kerrigan, Professor of English 2000, St John’s College
Professor Eilís Ferran, Professor of Company and Securities Law & JM Keynes Fellow, St Catharine’s College
Professor Usha Goswami, Professor of Cognitive Developmental Neuroscience and Director, Centre for Neuroscience in Education, Department of Psychology, St John’s College
Professor Hamid Sabourian, Professor of Economics and Game Theory, King’s College
The British Academy was established by Royal Charter in 1902. Many of Britain's most distinguished scholars in the humanities and social sciences have been involved in the life of the Academy and the roll call of past Fellows includes many of the greatest British names of the 20th century.
The Academy is also an important funding body, in receipt of Government grant-in-aid, to support individuals and intellectual resources, and enables UK researchers to work with scholars and resources in other countries, as well as attracting overseas scholars to the UK.
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